New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Appeals-Fact Finding Interview

After filing a claim for unemployment compensation benefits, an individual may receive a Notification from the New Jersey Department of Labor indicating that the individual maybe ineligible for benefits. These Notices often state that the individual may have been discharged for misconduct, simple misconduct, severe misconduct or gross misconduct. In addition, the Notice may indicate that the individual is not eligible because the individual is not actively seeking work or engaged in an active search for work.

Many times these Notices are sent because of certain information that was provided by the individual when they applied for unemployment compensation benefits whether in-person, on line or through the automated telephone application system administered by the New Jersey Department of Labor. For instance, if the application for unemployment compensation benefits indicated that he individual had been fired or terminated, it may trigger a Notice indicating that the individual may have been terminated for misconduct, simple misconduct, severe misconduct or gross misconduct.

The fact that you may have received a notice indicating that you may be disqualified does not mean that you are ineligible for unemployment compensation benefits. It means that the New Jersey Department of Labor believes that they may be certain facts or information that the Department needs to consider or evaluate in determining whether you are eligible or ineligible for benefits. Additional information will be requested and obtained by the Department of Labor through a fact-finding interview that will be scheduled to take place shortly after your claim is filed.

Because the information that is provided to the New Jersey Department of Labor during the fact finding interview can affect your eligibility or entitlement to unemployment compensation benefits, it may be important to seek the advice of a New Jersey Unemployment Compensation attorney or lawyer prior to participating in the fact-finding interview process.

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